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HomeOil & GasUpstreamUnconventional ResourcesCoal Bed Methane Services
The methane gas in a coal seam is a potential source of additional revenue for a mining operation if it can be recovered economically. Through our partnership with Raven Ridge Resources, we have the technical and laboratory capabilities to fully measure and define methane production potential contained in coal beds and surrounding strata. These include the ability to:
We have proven experience in defining the quantity of CBM in coal seams with services that include:
We use the direct method for estimating the gas in situ content and quantifying the gas content of a coal seam. In the field, we monitor and record the elapsed time between when the core is cut by the drill and when it is sealed into the collection container. The samples are constantly maintained at the site ground temperature during transportation and sample preparation. We then proceed with gas analysis of the core samples.
The quantity of gas is then measured, and finally, the coal sample is crushed and the residue gas is recovered and measured. The gas composition is then determined by gas chromatography.
SGS’s analysis of reformed gas and gas in situ determination in a coal bed provides a clear picture of the composition and full potential of a coal seam. Contact us to learn more about these services.